Esplanade apartment residents forced to evacuate by 3-alarm fire

Don Ames
February 14, 2019 - 8:04 pm

 A three-alarm fire at the Esplanade Apartments at City Park forced residents to evacuate Thursday afternoon.

The fire began about 5:45 p.m. at the apartment complex on Esplanade near Bayou St. John.

Officials said the fire started in an apartment on the seventh floor of the building.

Dozens of emergency crews from the New Orleans Fire Department responded.

The crews went door-to-door to evacuate residents and worked the scene as smoke filled the sixth and seventh floors.

No injuries have been reported.

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